The objective of the USMMA Club Sport program is to provide opportunites for Midshipmen to participate in sports programs not offered by the USMMA intercollegiate athletic or intramural programs and that contribute to the Midshipman's physical, mental, emotional. and social growth. The Club Sports program supports the Regimental system and allows Midshipmen to gain experience in budget management. The program insures that teams compete with proper equipment and provides safe transportation to games away from Kings Point.
Club Sports Programs
Assistant Athletic Director for Competitive Club Sports: Coach Sean Tedesco
Competitive Club Sport Director: Coach Matt Dempsey
Ice Hockey: Steven Peters, 2015- President: Steven.Peters.firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Dominique: Club Advisor
Bob Plansker, ’88: Coach
Dan Unverzagt: Athletic Trainer
Rugby: Dan Allen Saldana, 2015- President: DanAllen.Saldana.email@example.com
Daniel Ardis, 2015: Captain
James Tobin: Club Advisor and Mentor
Ali Nazir: Coach
Dan Braut: Athletic Trainer
Volleyball (Men's): Iain Bradbury- Club Advisor: BradburyI@usmma.edu
Waterpolo: Joe Gardetto, 2015- President: Joseph.Gardetto.firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Slocum, 2015: Vice-President
LCDR Pulis: Club Advisor and Coach
Women’ Soccer: CDR Andrew McCarthy- Club Advisor and Coach: McCarthyA@usmma.edu
*For ANY information regarding an individual club sport program please contact the appropriate (student) representative.
USMMA WEIGHTLIFTING CLUB COMPETES AT NATIONALS!
This past weekend the Kings Point Olympic Weightlifting Club competed in their second national competition held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 2014 USA Weightlifting National University Championship was held from September 26th-28th and had athletes of all ages, sexes, and states from around the United States. The Weightlifting Club was honored to attend such a prestigious competition and looks forward to the 2015 University Nationals next year. Attending this event was a valuable opportunity to showcase the United States Merchant Marine Academy on such a national stage.
Three Midshipman qualified and attended the championship this year. Midshipman Daniel Clark competed in the 77 kg weight class and midshipman Edward Suhovsky competed in the 85 kg weight class. This competition was the first national meet both 1st classman were qualified to attend. Finally, midshipman Tyler Fugleberg competed in the 85 kg weight class and achieved a new competition personal best in the Snatch and Clean and Jerk, with 111 kg and 140 kg respectively. Tyler placed 13th out of 44 in his weight class. The Weightlifting Club is on the path to becoming notable in the collegiate athletic arena and looks forward to many more local and nationals events.